Calls for Papers

Translated from:
Appels à contributions
Other translation(s):
Chamadas de artigos
Convocatorias de ponencias
Inviti a presentare proposte


Call for Papers – Varia

The journal Condition Humaine / Conditions politiques is launching a call for papers for articles to be published in its “Varia” (miscellaneous) section. These substantive articles can explore a large diversity of issues, topics or themes, primarily in political anthropology, and should be from 25.000 to 45.000 characters.

They will be submitted to peer-review, and if sent to the journal before the end of June 2022, could be published from the issue 5 of the journal, due to be on line at the beginning of 2023.

Articles should be sent to the following address: [at], and comply with the author’s guidelines.

Do not hesitate to circulate this call, thanking you in advance



A New Journal of Political Anthropology

Call for Papers

Supported by the IIAC, Condition humaine / Conditions politiques (Human Condition / Political Conditions) was launched in December 2020 by a group of researchers based in France. This new journal proposes to develop and disseminate French and international research devoted to anthropological readings of politics in the contemporary world.

Condition humaine / Conditions politiques aims to mobilize and set in motion the methods, approaches and concepts of political anthropology. It is grounded in the ethnographic method, in anthropological and historical knowledge, both about remote and near spaces, and in anthropological comparison. Its disciplinary boundaries overlap with those of other social and human sciences, historical and political sciences.

For more information

Condition humaine / Conditions politiques is a French biannual multilingual journal. The journal hosts articles in French, English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

All the articles must include a long abstract of 3.000 to 4.500 characters, in English and in French.

The Journal comprises five sections. We welcome authors’ contributions to the Journal’s following sections : Reshaping categories, Turbulences, Varia, Current Debates, and Reviews and Interviews. Submissions to the first three sections are especially welcome.


  • Reshaping categories, reflecting on theoretical practices
    This section analyzes the reciprocation of theories and categories among the various disciplines that deal with the political (as an) object of scrutiny. The aim here is to apprehend the current renewal of political anthropology through an ongoing conversation between theory and field.
    (Contributions from 25.000 to 40.000 characters.)

  • Turbulences
    In this section we wish to account for the points of disruption, semantic shifts and muddling of categories that arise in current media debates and deserve particular attention from persons committed to scientific and civic engagement.
    (Contributions of around 15.000 characters.)

N.B. : Here are a few examples of themes present in current debates that may inspire contributions to Sections ‘Turbulences’ and ‘Reshaping categories’ :
— ‘Racism’, ‘State racism’ and ‘Anti-racism’ ;
— ‘Universal’, ‘Creolization’ and ‘Métissage’ ;
— ‘Beyond Intersectionality ?’ ;
— ‘Genesis, uses and misuses of a category : what is islamo-leftism ?’ ;
— ‘Thinking the gap : from anthropological decentering to historical anachronism’, etc.

A set of articles on categories, theories, and topical issues that are the subject of scientific debate and controversy may be proposed for publication in the Current Debates Section (see below).

  • Varia
    Feature articles that focus primarily on political anthropology are published in this section, as well as contributions on visual arts, musics, litterature, etc.
    (Articles from 25.000 to 45.000 characters.)

  • Current Debates
    This section focuses on specific issues, practices or geographical areas.
    Multidisciplinarity is welcome.
    (Articles from 25.000 to 40.000 characters.)

  • Reviews and Interviews
    This section welcomes reviews on books (15.000 characters) and Interviews (15.000 to 35.000 characters) with persons identified as major contributors to the field of political anthropology.

Instructions to authors